Here Comes the Sun (Mercury)
- Stardate 238912
December found the Mercury crew on leave at Starbase 118 with the crews of Ops and the USS Apollo, allowing them some much-needed downtime. However, almost directly following the ribbon and promotion ceremony, the Mercury was put back into space with standing orders to relieve the SCE at Deep Space 10 and continue rehabilitation to aid Starfleet’s explorative push into the Menthar Corridor. The majority of the ship’s crew was to transfer over upon arrival, but initial teams consisted of less than 20 crewmembers in two teams, under the commands of Cmdr. Cain and Lt. Cmdr. Velana. Trouble soon struck: The away teams discovered that all the personnel left behind on DSX had vanished; that the station’s “spider” maintenance bots had mysteriously reactivated; and that a series of unexplained events left the Mercury without transporter capabilities.
- Stardate 239001
The away teams on Deep Space 10 faced escalating troubles in addition to their search for the missing SCE crewmen when Eta Corvi sent out a coronal mass ejection. Although the Mercury and her support craft would be protected by their shields, DSX — with nothing but minimal power — would face radiation that would prove deadly to the away teams. The Mercury raced to get its transporters back online; the shuttle crews raced to find the away teams within DSX; and the away teams raced to find the missing personnel. Thankfully, all was well that ended well, and the transporters on the Mercury were restored minutes before the CME passed by the station.